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DataGrid.SelectionBackColor Property

Gets or sets the background color of selected rows.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public Color SelectionBackColor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
A Color that represents the background color of selected rows. The default is the ActiveCaption color.

You typically use this method if you are either creating a designer for the System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid or creating your own control incorporating the System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member.


// String variable used to show message.
string myString = "Selection backgound color changed from: ";
// Store current foreground color of selected cells.
Color myCurrentColor = myDataGrid.SelectionBackColor;
myString += myCurrentColor.ToString();
// Reset selection background color to default.
myDataGrid.ResetSelectionBackColor();
myString += "  to ";
myString += myDataGrid.SelectionBackColor.ToString();
// Show information about changes in color setting.  
MessageBox.Show(myString, "Selection background color information");


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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